RACE: Cooper MacNeil Blackhawk Farms event news 2010-05-04

MACNEIL COMPLETES WEEKEND SWEEP AT BLACKHAWK FARMS For 17 year-old National SCCA competitor Cooper MacNeil, the weekend of May 1-2, 2010 will be one that stands out on his CV for a while to come. The Fall-Line Motorsports and WeatherTech No. 76...

MACNEIL COMPLETES WEEKEND SWEEP AT BLACKHAWK FARMS

For 17 year-old National SCCA competitor Cooper MacNeil, the weekend of May 1-2, 2010 will be one that stands out on his CV for a while to come. The Fall-Line Motorsports and WeatherTech No. 76 BMW E46 Touring 2 M3 completed the weekend sweep garnering 2 victories, 2 pole positions and a new track record for SCCA National SafeRacer contest. MacNeil was nearly untouched in every competitive lap around the Illinois Blackhawk Farms road racing circuit.

Thursday proved a successful test day, under the watchful eyes of the Fall-Line Motorsports crew headed by stalwart SCCA racer Rob May and driver coach Randy Pobst. Cooper focused on the chassis setup of the E46 M3 platform. Pobst, who did time in the car to set a baseline for Cooper posted a lap that was almost matched by the young National driver later in the weekend.

Come qualifying, MacNeil threw down the gauntlet early posting the fastest time in T2 and for group two. MacNeil made it look easy on track as he was clear of fellow rival Alan Kossof in another Fall-Line prepared BMW M3. That sizable advantage proved exactly what MacNeil needed to take a thirteen plus second victory in race one.

Sunday's action saw another pole position for the Hinsdale Central High School Junior. In nearly identical fashion to the prior day MacNeil cruised to his third SCCA National win in six races, making him an early favorite for SCCA's crown jewel, the SCCA National Championship title.

"This is a fantastic result for the WeatherTech BMW M3," stated an elated MacNeil after the weekends events. "We had the car to beat and Fall-Line Motorsports helped me make it look easy out there this weekend. We have a lot of positive momentum this year already and my seat time will only increase over the remainder over the summer once my school responsibilities are over. I really have to thank, Fall-Line Motorsports, WeatherTech, Rob May, Randy Pobst and all my friends who supported me this weekend."

-source: ProMotion Driver Development

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Series SCCA
Drivers Randy Pobst , Cooper MacNeil
Teams Fall-Line Motorsports